The funky musical based on "The Wizard of Oz"
Director: Séan Power
Musical Director/Chorus Master: Eoin Corcoran
Choreographer: Declan J Gardiner
After the amazing 2017 production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr, Galway’s annual summer musical this year produced by Twin Productions is ‘The Wiz’ – based on the ever popular The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls) and featuring all the lovable and wicked characters in this new, funky musical version.
It’s a fantasy for today - mysterious, opulent and fanciful with Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul.
It begins on a tumbledown farm in Kansas, a tornado sets Dorothy and Toto down in a bit-city-like Oz. After celebrating with the Monchkins the demise of the Wicked Witch of the East, Dorothy departs for the Emerald City with a live yellow brick road. She encounters a hip Scarecrow who wants to join her because he has a feeling he isn’t going anywhere; an uptight Tin Man who needs Dorothy’s help to hang loose again, and a mama’s-boy Lion who has lost faith in the psychiatric help he’s been getting from an owl. Together they will seek help from the Great Man in the flashy city and along the way, meet The Mice Squad, Evilene, the Wicked Witch, the Good Witches, the Winged Monkeys and the Crows.